India has a pretty unique history in terms of car choices as the trend here works very differently compared to other developed automobile markets, which means it isn’t necessary that the car which is the best seller around the globe stays the same way here. There have been many instances where many globally successful cars fail to impress the Indian audience and are most likely forgotten in many cases. Here is the list of such Top 5 globally successful cars that failed to impressed the Indian audience.
5. Volkswagen Polo
The Volkswagen polo was first launched way back in 1975 and till then has received 6 major generation upgrades, however, that’s for the global market. Here in India, the polo has been selling in the last-gen variant for a pretty long time and to be exact it has been more than 11 years with no upgrades. The major reason this globally popular car was a failure in India was due to its high maintenance cost along with the cramped up rear seat which makes the car a no brainer for the Indian audience.
4. Renault Duster
Originally the Duster comes in two platforms first being the B platform for the more developed countries and the B0 platform for the less developed countries, and for India, the case is the second one. The car was very popular when was launched initially however the lack of update and inferior features as compared to the segment-leading Creta made this car a no-no for the Indian audience.
3. Toyota Land Cruiser
The overly popular and over successful Toyota Land Cruiser comes 3rd on our list which is due to it being crazily overpriced in the Indian market and to be exact the car was last sold at an Ex-showroom price of Rs. 1.8 crore. Although the car is the longest-running nameplate of the company and the second longest-running SUV in production, it failed to impress the Indian audience and was discontinued after the launch of BS6 emission norms.
2. Honda Accord
Honda Accord has been a globally well-accepted car for the company and has been in sale for over 55 years with even 4 generation upgrades received in India, however, the overpricing of the car let its sales down the drain, last year the car got 0 unit sale and so was discontinued.
1. Toyota Corolla
The world’s best selling car, Toyota Corolla was a major failure for the company in the Indian market, although the car wants bad in any sense but what the Indian audience wanted wasn’t reliability but value for money and looks which wasn’t the strongest point of the car, however, it also wasn’t the weakest point for it.
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